Monday, February 4, 2013

Once Upon a Time... Vintage Hallmark Cards

Once upon a time, there lived a vintage-loving and somewhat crafty Grandma who loved digging around in the paper box at the recycling center looking for "stuff". This Grandma was on the fast track to becoming a hoarder but could not resist the temptation to dig. She imagined that someday she would stumble upon sentimental treasures discarded by someone without a clue. And she did! One day, buried in the paper box, she found these storybook ladies and saved them from certain death. 

They are 1948 Hallmark greeting cards for children from a series of die-cut cards called, "From the Land of Make Believe".   Each of the cards has a feather and sequin, and inside a wonderful story written in rhyme. They are marked " A Hallmark Card" on the back. Hallmark sold an album in which these collectible cards could be kept.

My mind is all-a-buzz about how I might use these images for a craft project. Please feel free to use these images for your project ideas!  I can assure you that the original cards will remain in tact, free from fear of becoming pulp.  
And live on and on....happily ever after.



Sandy said...

WOW....this is unheard of!!!!! Kudos to the dummy who did it, so you could find them! :)

Liz said...

Wow, I have never seen this fine ladies before! What a great find. I can't wait to see what you do with them!

VintageBettys said...

People don't always see the diamond in the rough...Lucky girl! I'm sure you will think of something to do with them :)

vintage grey said...

These are so adorable and pretty! Thanks for sharing! xo Heather

sweetlittlelife said...

Those are so neat! How about framing one? I'm thinking Livi or I need one! (If you are willing to share :) )